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UNLV STUDY: Breast cancer death rates higher than average in Southern Nevada

Posted at 5:51 AM, Dec 01, 2016

A study by UNLV has found that breast cancer death rates are higher in Southern Nevada compared to the rest of the country.

Researchers found that survival rates in Southern Nevadans is five percent below the national average.

Part of the reason is that women in Nevada are less likely to get a mammogram compared to women in other parts of the country.

The research also found that survival rates are especially low among black and Filipina women.

Black women are more likely to have aggessive tumors and Filipina women are typically diagnosed at later stages.